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Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

1. Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

Discover the Saronic Sea on a wooden sailing boat with this tour from Pireas. Sip on welcome drinks and snack on pastries on the way to the islands of Agistri and Aegina. Go for a refreshing dip in Moni or Metopi. Savor an authentic Greek lunch paired with traditional wine and beers.   Begin the excursion at Marina Zeas. The first stop of the cruise is the island of Agistri, surrounded by vibrant blue waters and clothed in pine trees. Here you can connect with the lush nature and feel the presence of ancients Greeks and deities while swimming and relaxing on the hot fine sand of the long flax-golden beach between Megalochori and Skala. Adventure lovers can join the optional bike tour between Melalochori and Chalikiada Beach. From there, move onto the island of Moni or Nisis Metopi (depending on the weather). While here, you will be served a delicious traditional Greek lunch, accompanied by traditional wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee.  Once you've finished your feast, have the chance to jump off the boat, snorkel, swim around the boat, or swim to the island. This gorgeous and unique island has no inhabitants but is populated with law-protected deer, wild goats, rabbits and peacocks. Make a final journey towards ards the beautiful island of Aegina. Aegina is famous for its white stone houses, flowery backyards, pistachios, the red volcanic landscape, sensational food, the temple of Apollo, and the temple of Aphaia. Here, enjoy the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches of the island, while exploring the breath-taking waterfront and traditional Greek cuisine. Sail back to the port of Marina Zeas while enjoying the ambiance of select and chill music, delicious Mediterranean fruits, coffee, and drinks. 

Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

2. Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Explore the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina on this day trip from Athens. Cruise over the azure waters of the Mediterranean sea and have free time on each island. Savor a mouth-watering buffet lunch and enjoy an app-based audio tour of the island of Hydra. After a morning transfer by bus from Athens to the port, hop on board a cruise ship and be invited to one of its spacious open decks. From the deck, you’ll have a great vantage point for enjoying views of the Greek coast. An app-based audio tour is also included in your trip. The first stop is the island of Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands you’ll visit on the tour. It’s separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Have ample time to explore the island and once you’re on board again you’ll be served a delicious lunch as the ship sail towards Hydra. Take in the stunning views as you enter the port of Hydra and see the cove that at one time served as a shelter for pirates. From the open decks, marvel at the dramatic landscapes of this island. As an added perk, download the mobile app (instructions found on your confirmation voucher), put on your headphones, and listen as licensed guides and experts on storytelling present you with original stories and historical information about the area. There will be time for you to explore the narrow, stone-paved streets of the island on foot, or by saddled donkey, which is the traditional mode of transportation. If you choose to go by foot, you can walk along the old seaside promenade and perhaps stop at some of the small shops. When you return to the ship, the captain heads for Aegina which is the largest of the 3 islands on the tour. Apart from its beautiful harbor, there are numerous interesting sites that you’ll have a chance to discover on your own. Alternatively, you can join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia at an additional cost. Return to your cruise-boat and enjoy your one-hour sail back to the port. Disembark and finish your trip (if option selected) in Athens.

From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Ferry Boat

3. From Athens: Mykonos Day Trip by Ferry Boat

Discover the beauty of Mykonos on this tour from Athens. Transfer from central Athens to the port of Rafina in an airconditioned vehicle. Hop aboard a ferry to Mykonos and take a sea bus to the center of the island for a guided tour. Enjoy pickup from a centrally-located meeting point in Athens. Sit back and relax on the transfer to Rafina with plenty of space for you and your belongings. Climb aboard a comfortable ship and cruise along the Aegean Sea. Board a local sea bus from the main port of Mykonos to the whitewashed village of Chora in the heart of Mykonos. Head to Matogiannia for a guided walking tour through its famous alleys. Learn about the architectural designs used on the island. Take an optional bus tour to the beach of Mykonos, where you can purchase a cocktail, sunbathe on the golden sand, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. Walk along the whitewashed labyrinthic streets of Mykonos where you might meet the celebrity of the island, Peter the Pelican. End your trip at the port of Mykonos where a ferry will take you back to Rafina port where you can transfer by bus back to central Athens.

From Athens: Argo and Saronic Islands Cruise with Lunch

4. From Athens: Argo and Saronic Islands Cruise with Lunch

On this full-day island voyage, cruise from Flisvos Marina on a 50-meter state-of-the-art ship. Luxuriously appointed with beautiful lounges and dining areas, you can enjoy culinary delights whenever you like. The air-conditioned ship boasts 2 fully-stocked bars and is equipped with strong Wi-Fi and mobile signals. Relax and enjoy the sea breezes and the pampering as you cruise to the most beautiful islands in the world. Hydra(90-minute visit) The first port of call is Hydra, a small but beautiful island steeped in history and a popular destination that’s not far from the Greek mainland. Its cobblestone streets, where donkeys are the primary mode of transportation, are lined with mansions and centuries-old churches. The town of Hydra was built on imposing rocky slopes and has remained intact and unspoiled by modern development. Local residents maintain the unique legacy handed down to them by previous generations. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, sunbathe, enjoy the Greek cuisine and hospitality, and search for some souvenirs to help you remember your visit. Poros(50-minute visit) Poros is an island of peace, romance, and relaxation. The island’s pine trees line the rugged shores and the sandy beaches. Approaching Poros by sea you’ll see the historical clock tower atop the island’s highest hill. The beach houses are mostly neoclassical in style, with the first built in 1463 in the area around the clock tower. Explore the town center and the Archaeological Museum. Lining the narrow streets of Poros you’ll also come across shops, cafés, taverns, and many bars playing both Greek and foreign music. Aegina(2-hour visit) Aegina is the land of the legendary Achilles. Visit the Temple of Aphaea, situated atop a pine-covered hill in the northeastern part of the island. This was the prototype for the Parthenon. When the skies are clear, you can see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens from this spot. With the Temple of Aphaea, these temples form an isosceles triangle, which was the holy triangle of ancient times. See the church of Saint Nectarios, which houses a silver urn with the relics of St. Nectarios, the patron saint of the island.

Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

5. Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

You will depart together with your friendly archaeologist guide from the “Smart-Eco-Pickup” at Piraeus Metro Station. From here you can admire the Port of Piraeus; the chief sea-port of Athens since antiquity. It is the largest port in Greece, and one of the largest ports worldwide, and your archaeologist will tell you all the secret stories behind it. From here you will board a ferry, from where you will feel the sea breeze with a nice cup of coffee whilst taking amazing pictures of the seagulls and surrounding scenery. After 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will reach the traditional island of Aegina, the "island of artists". Here you will have about 3 hours to walk around through the picturesque alleys, the charming local shops, and restaurants, as well as the traditional fish market. Aegina is well known for the traditional pistachio nuts, and you will have the chance to taste these delicious products directly from the local producer. They are used in various sweets such as baklava, kataifi, sweet cakes, ice cream, butter, chocolates, and liqueur. The horse carriages in the picturesque squares of the island bring back retro memories of years gone by, and whilst there you can take the chance for a romantic ride around the “chora” (the capital of a Greek island). You can taste fresh homemade delicacies in a cozy tavern against the harbor, from a “balcony” above the sea. The hospitality at its highest level becomes one with the traditional appetizers, as you experience the welcome of the friendly islanders. After being enchanted by the island life and the majestic landscapes, you will complete this unique experience with a relaxing return by flying dolphin. You will head back to Athens, where you will return to your point of origin.

From Athens: Saronic Islands Full-Day Cruise with VIP Seats

6. From Athens: Saronic Islands Full-Day Cruise with VIP Seats

After taking a transfer from Athens to the port, enjoy a welcome drink aboard as the boat sets sail for the cosmopolitan island of Hydra, where you'll have around 90 minutes to do whatever your heart desires. Enjoy the island's unique charms, and see the amphitheater shape that once served as a safe haven for Saronic pirates. From the decks, admire the special architecture and dramatic views of the island, the old traditional stone houses and mansions that silently stood witness to a long and turbulent history. Next stop, the island of Poros. For around 50 minutes, there is an opportunity to discover what makes the island famous - its natural beauty and the pine trees. Stroll around its hidden alleys full of little white houses and admire the famous and historical clock tower of Poros. Continue on to the island of Aegina It is world-renowned for pistachios, unique sandy beaches and the temple of Afea. Stay at the port for around 2 hours, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear blue waters or wander around the island and enjoy your coffee. Don't forget to taste the famous pistachio sweets. After sailing back to the port, be transferred to back to Athens.

From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

7. From Athens: 5-Day Trip in Mykonos & Santorini

Discover Mykonos, the island of the winds, and Santorini's picturesque sunsets on a 5-day private tour. Visit cosmopolitan shops, sandy beaches, and places where celebrities from all over the world come on their vacation. Day 1Travel from Athens to Mykonos in the morning. Get picked you up from your hotel, arrive at Piraeus Port, and take the ferry to reach Mykonos Island. Your driver will then transfer you to your hotel. Also known as the island of the winds, Mykonos is the most famous island in the world for its beaches, exciting nightlife, picturesque Cycladic houses, and luxury hotels. Stroll through the narrow streets of Matogiania, where you can shop for clothes and other local items. Come evening, set out to enjoy some of Mykonos' memorable nightlife of Mykonos. Spend the rest of your night at your hotel. Day 2Spend one more day exploring the best of Mykonos. Choose how you spend your time, whether you'd like to hit the beach or get some more shopping in. Spend another night in your Mykonos hotel. Day 3Head from Mykonos to Santorini. Your driver will pick you up and take you to Mykonos Port so you hop on a boat to Santorini Island. The first thing you'll have to see is the unforgettable sunset from Oia, the most famous sunset in the world. Crowds of people gather there in order to witness this awe-inspiring moment. Afterward, choose to enjoy a drink or dinner in the picturesque town of Fira. Walk among the characteristic streets where you can buy many souvenirs. Spend the rest of your night at a hotel in Santorini. Day 4Spend your fourth day getting to know the must-see sights and local spots of Santorini. Explore the streets, greet locals and other travelers, and soak in the sun at one of the unique beaches. Day 5Get picked up by your driver, then head back to Athens from Mykonos via Santorini Port. Arrive at Piraeus Port, then finish off your trip with a transfer back to your hotel or accommodation in Athens.

From Athens: Overnight Tour to Santorini

8. From Athens: Overnight Tour to Santorini

Catch the 07:25 ferry from Piraeus and cross the Aegean Sea to Santorini, where you will spend a day and night at leisure on one of the most romantic islands of the Cyclades. Relax on the sunny decks of the ferry as you cross the sea to discover an island paradise. Arrive at the port of Santorini at 14:50, where a representative will pick you up and take you to your pre-arranged hotel. Make use of your free time to visit Oia on the north-west edge of the island, and watch one of the best sunsets in Greece. Relax at your Santorini accommodation in a double, single or triple room (depending on option booked). The next day, enjoy a complimentary breakfast at your hotel before some free time to explore the island and its enchanting towns. Visit Fira to get a spectacular view of the volcanic caldera. Then, benefit from pick-up at your hotel and return to the port to catch the 15:30 ferry back to Piraeus, with an estimated arrival time of 23:15.

Private Yacht Cruise on the Athens Riviera

9. Private Yacht Cruise on the Athens Riviera

Are you ready for a private yacht cruise in Athens Riviera on a luxurious yacht? If the answer is "yes", get on board and relax under the blue sky and the Greek sun on a luxurious yacht. This private cruise is available for up to 22 people, and is ideal to share with family and friends. Enjoy a unique private cruise during sailing southwards parallel to the Athenian Riviera. There are two swimming stops where you can splash in crystal waters and around islets such as Fleves and Hydrousa. There is snorkeling and paddle board equipment on board for you use.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the area from the crew as you enjoy delicious Greek meze snacks and watch the sun set. This 5-hour cruise starts at 9:00 am from Marina Alimos, close to central Athens.

From Athens: Day Trip to Mykonos

10. From Athens: Day Trip to Mykonos

Start with being picked up from specific points in downtown Athens and be transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle to the port of Piraeus. Here, board a speedboat that will take you to Mykonos in approximately 2.5 hours. Arrive at the port of Mykonos and meet your driver who will take you into town. Explore the traditional Cycladic alleys, admire the beauty of the white-blue houses, and take pictures in front of the iconic windmills. Stop for a coffee at a local café in the Little Venice district and enjoy the views of the Aegean Sea. Next, continue to a nearby beach and spend some time at one of the most famous spots by the sea, where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters. Find a spot to have some lunch, followed by some free time to sunbathe on the beach or further explore the coastline. In the afternoon, hop on the bus to go to the port for your ferry journey back to Athens. Be dropped off in downtown Athens in the evening.

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The tour offers the opportunity to get to know the three main islands of the Saronic Gulf in just one day. Stops of about an hour and a half are enough to get a feel for each island and shop in the many local craft shops. To visit the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina, however, the time available is rather limited.

No complaints, had a great time! Nice and helpful crew members, fantastic lunch, and just enough time at each island to see what we wanted to. About 40 or so people on the boat and I felt like it wasn’t too much that I was just a number. They also provided transportation to and from our hotel.

Everything went as planned, great guide on the islands, great food on the boat. Everyone was made to feel comfortable, the swimming in the sea was amazing. Definitely recommended.

I had so much fun! Communication, transport to and from, and the cruise itself were all seamless. The crew were fantastic. The stops were all enjoyable.

This trip exceeded my expectations. The staff is very friendly, food was excellent & the islands were beautiful. Highly recommend!